Kabul — At least three sources in the Islamist group are reported to have said that Mullah Baradar will lead the new Afghan government.
The sources said that Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of late Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai would take senior positions in the government.
Mullah Baradar was the Chief of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, which conducted talks with the United States, and finally reached a peace agreement signed by both sides to end the 20-year Afghan war.
Mullah Baradar is expected to be joined by Mullah Mohammed Yaqoob, the son of the late Taliban co-founder Mullah Omar, in a senior leadership position in the government.
All top Taliban leaders have arrived in Kabul, where arrangements to announce the new government have been finalized.
A source told the media that Haibatullah Akhunzada, the Taliban’s supreme religious leader, will focus on religious matters and governance under the framework of Islam.
The formation of the Taliban government comes after the Islamist group took over the Afghan capital city of Kabul on Aug 15 and the United States pulled out all its troops from Afghanistan on Aug 31.